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Mayor Weinberger Statement Regarding Arrest of Suspect in Murder of Kevin DeOliveira

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

June 12, 2017
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Mayor Weinberger Statement Regarding Arrest of Suspect in Murder of Kevin DeOliveira
 

Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger released the following statement today in response to the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms arrest in Texas of Richard Monroe, a suspect in the 2015 murder of Kevin DeOliveira.

“Today’s arrest is a testament to the skill and perseverance of the Burlington Police Department and our federal partners,” said Mayor Miro Weinberger. “I am pleased to see this critical step toward bringing closure to Kevin DeOliveira’s family and the Burlington community. Burlington remains one of the safest cities in the country thanks to the outstanding work of our police officers, and I commend them in their work on this case.”

“Police and prosecutors do not forget about crime victims or their families, and they don’t forget their vow to bring suspects to justice,” said Burlington Police Department Chief Brandon del Pozo. “Sometimes this happens quickly, and sometimes it takes years, but the work doesn’t stop as long as there are leads to pursue. I’d like to thank federal prosecutors, the DEA, U.S. Marshals and the men and women of the BPD for their persistence and hard work.”

 

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Press Release Date: 
06/12/2017
City Department: 
Mayor's Office